If you are in danger call 911.
Or reach the National Domestic Violence Hotline
at 1­-800-799-7233 or TTY 1­-800-787-3224.
review these safety tips.

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Only 7 days before the start of DVAM 2014...

National Coming Out Day Town Hall

The Rainbow Response Coalition (RRC) is actively committed to informing LGBTQ people of their legal rights and ensuring that law enforcement officers respond to dating/domestic violence, sexual assault and stalking calls involving LGBTQ people appropriately. Join RRC for a town hall meeting to discuss healthy relationships and the legal options and resources available to persons in abusive or unhealthy relationships. If you have questions email

Paint the Town Purple

Paint the Town Purple is our 3rd annual domestic violence awareness month kick-off event. DCCADV staff, member programs and volunteers will be at 12 local metro stations (Anacostia, Brookland, Columbia Heights, Dupont Circle, Farragut North and West, Ft. Totten, Gallery Place, New York Avenue, Metro Center, Minnesota Avenue, Navy/Archives and U Street) sharing resources, information and purple buttons to engage the community in preventing domestic violence. If you would like to volunteer, please e-mail Andrea Gleaves at

In Her Shoes Community Education

This educational group exercise will immerse participants in the world of domestic violence. Participants will move, think, and experience the lives of battered women. Continuing Education Credits available. 

Telling Amy's Story Movie Screening and Discussion

Have you heard Amy's story? Join the discussion and learn more about Amy's Story, a documentary that follows the timeline of a domestic violence homicide. Continuing Education Credits will be offered free of charge. Refreshments will be available.